New Mentor Training
Mentors must attend an initial, in-person training lasting 2 hours. Mentors are also required to attend a renewal training every three years and are encouraged to attend a training session annually, including issue-specific trainings. Contact your Program Coordinator to find out when new mentor training sessions are being offered – find his or her information on the TeamMates Chapter Page.
Ongoing Mentor Training
- Understanding Poverty – This video by Project Harmony and TeamMates covers the impact that growing up in poverty has on a young person and how you can help support your mentee in light of those circumstances.
- Growth Mindset for Mentors – Check out this toolkit of resources designed to help youth develop a growth mindset through a mentoring relationship. Youth with a growth mindset are more likely to thrive in school and this resource can help youth overcome challenges and re-frame the obstacles they face.
- Suicide Prevention Training – Suicide and self-harm are a rising issue for youth in communities across the country. This training covers the warning signs and how to manage conversations about self-harm with the goal of connecting youth to the services they need.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – Check out this research and training modules on adverse childhood experiences, the research behind them, and how you can help your mentee navigate them.
- Building Resilience – This interactive scenario and resources on resilience you will learn about how the choices we make can help youth be more resilient when facing challenges.
For questions or information about mentor training, please contact:
Match Strength Specialist